A Taiwanese-American filmmaker confronts her family’s silence around the cycles of violence that have persisted since the Chinese Communist Revolution of 1949. LIGHT OF THE SETTING SUN is a poetic family portrait of enduring resilience, and the courage it takes to create one’s self.
Vicky Du is a queer, Taiwanese-American filmmaker based in New York. Her short film GAYSIANS (Frameline, ’16) screened at 35+ film festivals around the world, had a public television broadcast on KQED, and was distributed to 1000+ middle and high school LGBTQ student groups. She also directed the Beijing episode of the PBS broadcast series ART IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY and was the Associate Producer of FREE SOLO (Oscar Winner, ’19). Vicky has directed, produced and edited digital and broadcast short documentaries for National Geographic, The New York Times, The History Channel, and The New Yorker. Previously, she was a worker-owner of Meerkat Media, and she has a BA in Biological Anthropology from Columbia University. Vicky is currently in post-production on a personal feature-length documentary looking at intergenerational trauma within her own Chinese-Taiwanese-American family. The film has been generously supported by ITVS, Center for Asian American Media, Sundance Institute, Hot Docs, Field of Vision, Chicken & Egg, Bay Area Video Coalition, Meerkat Media and Points North Institute.